Greta Sweater at "Murder on the Orient Express"

Flashback Summer: 1930s knitted Greta Sweater - Murder on the Orient Express

1930s Sewing - Pictorial 8048

Flashback Summer: 1930s sewing - Pictorial 8048

This 1930s Art Deco goodness is a result of my first traced pattern trade!  As silly as it sounds, although I've been sewing vintage for years, this was the first time I've ever traced and traded a pattern.

Veterans Day & Eagle Sweater

Flashback Summer: Veterans Day & 1940s Eagle Sweater - vintage knitting pattern

Happy Veterans Day!  In the US we're honoring the men and women that have served and who are currently serving in our armed forces.  If that is any of you, thank you.  You're an asset to our country. 

Desert Nomad Dress

Flashback Summer: 1940s Desert Nomad vintage Dress - novelty print

As the calendar days get crossed off, I keep expecting it to feel like November.  Normally, November is pretty chilly and rainy in Missouri, but this year we're experiencing quite the Indian summer.  It's still quite warm.  In fact, I was perspiring a bit even while wearing this light, short-sleeved dress.  Perspiring in November! Who ever heard of such a thing around here?!

1940s Blue Ruffle Dress

Flashback Summer: 1940s vintage blue ruffle dress

Every once in a while, I run across a dress that is really unique. In fact, this dress is so unique that I'm pretty sure I tried it on backwards the first time because I couldn't tell which way it went.  The back is as pretty as the front!

5 Year Blogiversary

This month is an AMAZING milestone for Flashback Summer!  As of October 17, I have been blogging for five years.  FIVE YEARS!

Most blogs don't last more than a year, and I'm honored to be celebrating my five year "blogiversary."  I laugh now when I got back and look at my first post and, well, pretty much anything from that first year!  How far I've come in knowledge, skill, and relationships.

It's been an honor getting to know many of you through this blog and sharing my life with you.  While I have many changes coming up in my life, I hope that this blog will continue into this future.  You guys have made it such a wonderful adventure, and I appreciate every comment, share, and like more than you know.  

I've got some of my various "first posts" and "top posts" of all time below in case you guys would like to walk down memory road with me. :)

Love you guys!